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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien,WA 98166

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Valley View Early Learning

Student at Valley View

Valley View/Mount Rainier Early Learning Center ‚Äčis a unique educational facility that exclusively offers preschool programs to over 300 students in the Highline area between the ages of three and five years old. 

Contact

Principal
Kimberly Nelson 

Office Manager
Lorrie Good   

Office Phone
206-631-5100

Address
17622 46th Ave. S.
Seatac, WA 98188

Class Time

Morning Classes
8:45 - 11:15 a.m.

Afternoon Classes
12:45 - 3:15 p.m. 

ECEAP (Early Childhood Education Assistance Program)

Valley View serves approximately 200 families in the state-funded ECEAP early learning program.  An additional ECEAP site based at Mount Rainier High School serves 36 families.

ECEAP staff are dedicated to creating a center of excellence so that participating children will enter kindergarten with the cognitive, language and literacy skills that will provide the foundation they need for reading and school success. Our preschool teachers and instructional assistants participate in professional development workshops, receive individual coaching and mentoring, utilize the Opening the World of Learning literacy curriculum, and integrate research-based instructional strategies. Every teacher and instructional assistant is a member of a professional learning community that meets twice a month. 

All ECEAP families partner directly with an on-site family support worker. Together they establish family goals, identify needed resources, and plan for the success of the student and family. Over 70% of our children come from families where English is not the primary language. Bilingual assistants support the children in their classrooms while interpreter services are available to the families in 18 different languages.

Apply to ECEAP

Please fill out this ECEAP application. Eligibility is based on your child's age and your family income. We are required to first serve families with the greatest need. The information on this application will help us know your family. Please complete all the questions. The information on your application is confidential and used only to determine eligibility and placement on the waitlist.

Special Education

We have four early childhood classrooms for children with developmental delays. In addition to that, two of our classes house both special education and ECEAP preschool children. Children flow from one room to the next depending on their needs and successes. We also have a speech language pathologist and a physical therapist on site, and we provide extended-day programs for children with autism.

We are proud of the work we do, knowing every day we make a positive difference in the lives of our families.

Accessing Services:

Childfind is a service for children under age 5 who may have a disability. If you have concerns about your young child's learning, hearing, language, speech, vision, movement, or health, Childfind provides free developmental screening. Interpreters are available.

For children from birth to 3, please call 1-800-756-5437.

For children ages 3 to 5, please call 206-631-3009  

Family Support

"A family in harmony will prosper in everything." -Chinese Proverb

Our Valley View Family Support Staff provide school-based assessment and referral to families and students requiring the assistance of social service resources.

Please contact a Family Support Worker with questions on enrollment or social service referrals.

 

News

Teacher and students in an elementary classroom.

More locks are coming soon. Voters funded the 2016 school bond, which set aside money for improved security, including safer interior and exterior door locks. Here is an updated timeline and list of schools.

2019 Gold Star Award Winners

The Highline Schools Foundation announced the winners of the 2019 Gold Star Awards at the annual Gold Star Awards BASH on March 14. The Highline community gathered to root on the award nominees. Congratulations to all the Gold Star winners and nominees. You make us all Highline Proud! 

CFAC Members look at meeting materials.

Staff and community members from across the district are talking and crunching numbers to finalize priorities and construction budgets for the next school bond.

Two counselors standing in doorway of a renovated Olympic Interim site office.

Curious counselors and teachers from Highline High School checked out the Olympic Interim site in February. The renovation is almost done. Here are photos so you can preview. Watch for an Open House announcement!